Let's take a look at what's inside last month's mystery box
At the end of February, I finally received my long-awaited Loot Crate in the mail!
If you're not familiar with what exactly a Loot Crate is, it's a monthly subscription box full of nerdy toys and items. Each one has a variet...
Your microtransaction money at work
People tend to hate microtransactions as a rule, but like any other tool, the relative quality all depends on how they're used. Make a game that suits a small but passionate audience who values the opportunity to purchase ne...
Hope you like Mega Man X5 references
Some people say GG is the best thing in gaming today. Others say it's all flash and no substance, existing to drawing attention to itself and nothing more. No, I'm not talking about that GG. I'm talking about Guilty Gear, th...
December's Loot Crate exposed
[Accompanying music by Alphadeus]
When I first heard about Loot Crate, I didn't think it would take off. A company sends you random stuff once a month? For someone like me, that's a nightmare. The inventory box of my life is...
Cue people being mad because I think something could be better
After a Nintendo press event yesterday, I was sent home with a review unit of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. I figured it would be a good idea to record my opening of it so that I could share my trademarked cynical indignation wit...
Hey, it's Hollie!
So it's come to this, Friday videogame news. Okay. You win.
I'm not usually one for console unboxing videos, but the glacier white PlayStation 4 is a thing of beauty. The console shown in this video from PlayStation Access i...
Not quite an unboxing
Unless you have access to cool things like Daft Punk sets and laser beams, unboxing videos suck. They're all bad. I've even seen ones where people are eating while unboxing, and talking with their mouths full. Gross, right? ...
Microsoft invites gamer to launch party after retailer mix up
It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and posted an unboxing video. Not long after detailing his experiences on Twitter, his system was banned from Xbox Live and his video was hit b...
Assuming you derive pleasure from such things
Here's a lively unboxing of the PlayStation 4 debug console from Computer Bild TV. While the packaging is obviously not what we'll see for the retail versions of the system, the unit itself is consistent with the consumer-grade models -- on the outside, at least.
Living vicariously through this guy. It's all I've got.
Literary debut of legendary illustrator
I've been looking forward to getting this book for a long time. When we featured The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy some months back, we were told about the impending release of Deva Zan, Amano's literary debut that not ...
Check out the nonsensical tat we got sent
So, I'll be doing your Grand Theft Auto V review for you, and you'll doubtless want to know exactly how biased and paid off I am. This video, produced in the name of disclosure, reveals the expensive gift items and stacks of loot that definitely swayed my opinion. Or not. You decide.
Check out the towel, bullet whistle, and dog pockets that have bought your upcoming GTA V review!
Three volumes of art by Yoshitaka Amano
As promised a few days ago, we're unboxing Dark Horse's three-volume art book collection, The Sky. It celebrates Yoshitaka Amano's contributions to the Final Fantasy franchise by bringing together over 500 pages of concept ar...
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Unboxing video showing off Yoshitaka Amano artwork
Remember that Final Fantasy IV Original Soundtrack Remaster Version album we mentioned a few months back? It's finally coming out, and we've got our hands on it early to give you a peek at what to expect from the set, includi...
Not safe for school... or work
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Look at some metal and plastic
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It's our last Destructoid Show episode of 2012, so filling in for Max today is Adam Sessler, whose name I am in no way ashamed to peddle so long as it drives views to this post! (Plus, who doesn't love a good predictions epi...
What's in the box?
Despite not normally being too into unboxing videos, I'll admit, I was eager to see what the OUYA dev kits looked like. A work in progress, this early model is being sent out now to those developers who ordered one. I'm havi...
Should have been called Vinyl Fantasy...
We told you back in September that Final Fantasy Vinyls was coming. The commemorative limited edition set celebrates 25 years of Final Fantasy with 30 tracks spanning five records from the original Final Fantasy up ...
Nintendo's newest home console exposed with gusto!
Nintendo today sent Wii U review units out to journalists, bloggers, 19th century grave robbers, and Destructoid (that is us!). As soon as the package was signed for, a camera was grabbed and a fat idiot's hands were recorded...
Costly but worth looking into
Happy Halo 4 day! We noted a few months ago that the Halo 4 soundtrack was being released in a variety of flavors, including digital versions and standard/limited edition physical versions. We've got the most extravagant of t...
God bless America
Look at this beast of a limited edition box for Assassin's Creed III. It's so big that I couldn't even get it all in the shot. You'll see me do my best to show off the innards of this collection, which includes:
a copy of A...
We detailed Ragnarok Odyssey's soundtrack with artist Kumi Tanioka earlier this week, and now XSEED is allowing us to give you an exclusive first look at the contents of the game's Mercenary Edition which includes the soundtr...
It's all digital
We've popped open a copy of the Forza Horizon Limited Collector's Edition so that you can peek inside for yourself. While the casing is nice (a steelbook and slip case), the innards of this package aren't much to look at as ...
THQ cobbled together an extra Darksiders II Collector's Edition from bits and pieces of the dead, allowing Destructoid to show you what it looks like a little bit. I unbox it with a really inconvenient camera angle because t...
Did you know that Rhythm Heaven Fever was getting a special edition? Neither did I. Then I got this box in the mail this morning. I'm pretty sure that this special edition won't be sold in stores, but if Nintendo decides to change its mind on that, they're sure to make a killing when the game hits stores on February 13th.
Check out the video and you'll understand what I mean.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that one of the best parts of my job is receiving mysterious packages in the mail from various developers and publishers. Sometimes we know to expect them, and other times they're a wond...
I don't know who hacked our YouTube account and put this disgusting video in, but we'll have to go with it as we have no other copies of the collectors' edition SoulCalibur V in the office to unbox for you. The box look...